Out Of The Fog

According to me fog adds so much mystery to a scene. Apart from adding a sense of drama to photographs, fog induces this element of ’untold stories hidden behind each individual’ in every image.  Another thing that makes a foggy portrait so interesting is the fact that a fog always dissolves the sense of identity that a landscape provides. There is no reference point. You can gauge these individuals only from their outlook and faces and not from their surrounding setting and environment. In fact, it almost seems like they mystically appear from thin air. The sense of timelessness in his foggy portraits strikes a balance between silence and chaos.

Some of these photographs from Kumbh Mela 2013 depict the common man entangled in desires and faith carrying on with life and bearing the burden of life’s cruelties whilst a few set forth on a journey of self-discovery and righteousness. While a man staring into oblivion finds his path amidst hordes of devotees, one may wonder if the foggy night provides him the solitude he seeks for.

Project cover photo

Remembering all the people who lost their lives in accidents at Kumbh.

Out Of The fog 1

Out Of The fog 1

Out Of The fog 2

Out Of The fog 2

Out Of The fog 3

Out Of The fog 3

Out Of The fog 4

Out Of The fog 4

Out Of The fog 5

Out Of The fog 5

Out Of The fog 6

Out Of The fog 6

Out Of The fog 7

Out Of The fog 7

This blog post is in reference to ‘Out Of The Fog’ series photobook which is mainly a portrait series, with a few foggy scenes as well, to give a sense of first coming out into the fog, and then slowly seeing people face to face as you venture further deeper into the foggy surroundings.

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6 thoughts on “Out Of The Fog

  1. OMG your post out of the fog 2 looks like my dad, i lost him a couple of years back and this brought the warmest feeling to my soul and a deep pain in my heart, i’m currently crying but i would like to thankyou for sharing this, i haven’t felt anything close to seeing him again, and this though shocking and upsetting has revitalised my soul, Thank you 🙂

    • Heyyy Tuci I am sincerely touched and honored and at the same time equally surprised that the image could make such a connection with someone like you in this particular way. They say there are 7 people in the world with similar facial features, I have found that to be true from some of my experiences. I am happy that the image had the effect it did on you. Peace and love brother

    • Right back atcha brother, I think it was Wu Men’ who said “Intelligence is the door to freedom and Alert attention is the mother of all intellect” Without your alert attention to this momentary detail i have no doubt that a single second more could have passed and maybe this connection would never have happened. This world needs to be shown the beauty contained in just one moment and i think photography does just that. Beautiful blog my friend.
      Would you mind checking out mine, i’m a musician and like my father did, I’m trying to spread a message, but not just that i want to reach out to artists and musicians and i think you’re covered in that bracket, I won’t go on and on here but i’m trying to revolutionise the way we treat music and start my own label to offer musicians a better way of life but that will extend to all the trades that go with it like the photography of the bands and the art and so on. Thank you sir, you let a little light in 🙂

  2. Also i read in your about section “In 2012, I did my first official photo/musical/written documentary project on winter life in Himalayan and trans Himalayan regions of India” is this on the blog, I’d love to see it, i’m just literally brand new to this with 1blog written and struggling a little to use my own let alone find things on others haha 🙂

    • Hello Brother. It has been a long time since your last post. But I just got caught up with life and travel and stories and forgot to reply back to you. Today the labyrinth of my thoughts got me back to your response and I just made a post about this unexpected connection that was created by this photograph on my facebook page as well. http://www.facebook.com/PiyushGoswamiOfficial

      You had asked about the project on Himalayan winters. Here is the link to the set on facebook. Link to the music on soundcloud is also available in the description.
      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.384114974976411.88158.115655395155705&type=3

      This was way back in 2012 when I had just started doing documentary work seriously and I am obviously not very happy with the work when I look back at it now. But, I guess that is the process of evolving as an artist.

      I am also just checking your bandcamp. Hope you are doing well and continuing strongly on your journey.

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